Air Force One: A look back
Air Force One fulfills the need for the U.S. president to be ready to travel anywhere in the world on a moment’s notice. The plane has marked historic moments, including the on-board inauguration of Lyndon Johnson in 1963 hours after the assassination of former President John F. Kennedy. The iconic aircraft has been featured in American culture, including movies, songs, and even apparel, such as Nike’s Air Force 1 sneakers.
Inside, the commander-in-chief and advisers can roam around in 4,000 square feet on three levels that include a suite, large office, conference area, and medical space that functions as an operating room. The words “United States of America,” the country’s flag, and the Seal of the President of the United States brand the plane.